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Mercedes Benz Grand Prix car - W125

By Ffynnoncadno  
The Mercedes-Benz W125 was a Grand Prix racing car designed by Rudolf Uhlenhaut to race during the 1937 Grand Prix season. The car was used by Rudolf Caracciola to win the 1937 European Championship and W125 drivers also finished in the second, third and fourth positions in the championship. The W125 reached race speeds of well over 300 km/h (190 mph) in 1937, the W125 was considered the most powerful road racing car ever for three decades until large capacity American-built V8 engines in CanAm sportcars reached similar power in the late 1960s.
Photographed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on a demonstration run up the hill.

Tags: Transport Goodwood festival of speed Racing car Vintage car Mercedes-benz W125

Voters: cabbie, Robert51, doverpic and 38 more

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starckimages 5 13 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2022 7:40AM
Superb shot !
Don't suppose they had any Auto Unions, from similar era, there?
kaybee 18 8.5k 28 Scotland
20 Jul 2022 9:20AM
It is the road holding and braking that appear to be the scary aspect of it there days.
RonDM Plus
8 413 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2022 10:58AM
Glad to make it 30. Superb monochrome image


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